Ali Adawi

Dr Ali Adawi

Senior Lecturer in Physics

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • School of Mathematics and Physical Sciences

Summary

Dr Ali Adawi is a senior lecturer in physics whose research focuses on areas of organic and inorganic semiconductor nanostructures, nanophotonics and their technological applications.

His current research interests include hybrid organic / inorganic two-dimensional photonic crystal nano-cavities, plasmonic and hybrid plasmonic/photonic nanopatch antennas for highly efficient nano-light sources, Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) and the development of plasmonic nano-gaps for single molecule detection, near-zero refractive index metamaterials for directive emission and the spectroscopy of organic and inorganic nanomaterials.

Dr Ali Adawi has more than 40 research publications and one patent.

Journal Article

Density functional theory for the crystallization of two-dimensional dipolar colloidal alloys

Somerville, W. R., Stokes, J. L., Adawi, A. M., Horozov, T. S., Archer, A. J., & Buzza, D. M. (2018). Density functional theory for the crystallization of two-dimensional dipolar colloidal alloys. Journal of physics. an Institute of Physics journal. Condensed matter, 30(40), doi:10.1088/1361-648X/aaddc9

From photoinduced to dark cytotoxicity via an octahedral cluster hydrolysis

Svezhentseva, E. V., Vorotnikov, Y. A., Solovieva, A. O., Pozmogova, T. N., Eltsov, I. V., Ivanov, A. A., …Shestopalov, M. A. (2018). From photoinduced to dark cytotoxicity via an octahedral cluster hydrolysis. Chemistry : a European journal, 24(68), 17915-17920. https://doi.org/10.1002/chem.201804663

Metaparticles: Dressing nano-objects with a hyperbolic coating

Wang, P., Krasavin, A. V., Viscomi, F. N., Adawi, A. M., Bouillard, J. G., Zhang, L., …Zayats, A. V. (2018). Metaparticles: Dressing nano-objects with a hyperbolic coating. Laser and Photonics Reviews, 12(11), 1800179. https://doi.org/10.1002/lpor.201800179

A label-free aptamer-based nanogap capacitive biosensor with greatly diminished electrode polarization effects

Ghobaei Namhil, Z., Kemp, C., Verrelli, E., Iles, A., Pamme, N., Adawi, A. M., & Kemp, N. (2019). A label-free aptamer-based nanogap capacitive biosensor with greatly diminished electrode polarization effects. Physical chemistry chemical physics : PCCP, 21(2), 681-691. https://doi.org/10.1039/c8cp05510f

Synthesis of super bright indium phosphide colloidal quantum dots through thermal diffusion

Clarke, M. T., Viscomi, F. N., Chamberlain, T. W., Hondow, N., Adawi, A. M., Sturge, J., …Stasiuk, G. J. (2019). Synthesis of super bright indium phosphide colloidal quantum dots through thermal diffusion. Communications Chemistry, 2(1), https://doi.org/10.1038/s42004-019-0138-z

Project

Funder

Grant

Started

Status

Project

Self assembly of two dimensional colloidal alloys for metamaterials applications

Funder

EPSRC Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council

Grant

Started

26 January 2015

Status

Complete

Postgraduate supervision

Dr Adawi welcomes applications in

- Light matter interactions on the nanoscale

- Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) and single molecule detection

- Plasmonic nano-light sources

- Metamaterials

Completed PhDs

- Anthony Edwards, 2016, Optical Properties of Organic Plasmonic Devices

- Addison Marshall, 2017, Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy for Single Molecule Detection and Biosensing

Current PhD supervisions

- Abdullah Hamza, Modification of F?rster Resonance Energy Transfer using Plasmonic Nanogaps

- Donatello Pagnotto, Directed Self-Assembly for Metamaterials